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Curl snake

curl snake (Suta suta)
Alpha, Queensland
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Suta suta - (Peters, 1863)
Pronunciation  SUE-tah   SUE-tah
Etymology  Suta: 'stitched-(one)', after the reticulate pattern.
suta: 'stitched'.
Other names  Myall snake
Denisonia suta 
Total length
Species avg: 40 cm
Species max: 85 cm
Litter size
Average: 5
Range: 2 - 7
Length and clutch size information comes from a variety of sources, but primarily from Shine (1991) and Cogger (2000).
Description Distribution Natural history Conservation Further information More photos


Widely distributed across the eastern half of Australia, excluding the coastal region. The population around Kununurra may be disjunct.

Found in the following Australian states/territories

New South Wales, Northern Territory, Queensland, South Australia, Victoria, Western Australia


This snake can be found in a wide range of habitats, from temperate and seasonal tropical woodlands in the east and north of its range, to eucalypt and acacia scrublands in the central deserts. Often associated with deeply cracking clay soils.

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